How to format your references using the Neuropsychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Robinson, T. E. (2004). Neuroscience. Addicted rats. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5686), 951–953.
A journal article with 2 authors
González-Reyes, A., & Casanova, J. (2008). Developmental biology. Return to the proliferative pool. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5895), 1450–1451.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rosu, S., Libuda, D. E., & Villeneuve, A. M. (2011). Robust crossover assurance and regulated interhomolog access maintain meiotic crossover number. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6060), 1286–1289.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Richter, A., Burrows, J. P., Nüss, H., Granier, C., & Niemeier, U. (2005). Increase in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide over China observed from space. Nature, 437(7055), 129–132.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG. (2013). MAK- und BAT-Werte-Liste 2013. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Dale, C., & Anderson, T. (Eds.). (2012). Achieving Systems Safety: Proceedings of the Twentieth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK, 7-9th February 2012. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bucher, T. (2016). Neither Black Nor Box: Ways of Knowing Algorithms. In S. Kubitschko & A. Kaun (Eds.), Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research (pp. 81–98). Springer International Publishing.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017, April 5). Legalization Of Cannabis Dramatically Cuts Opioid Abuse Rates. IFLScience; IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (2010). Telecommunications: FCC Should Assess the Design of the E-rate Program’s Internal Control Structure (GAO-10-908). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Nguyen, T. H. (2015). Adolescent substance use family-based treatment: A grant proposal project [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Crow, K. (2003, January 19). ... and Making a Precinct True Blue for the Viewers. New York Times, 146.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Robinson, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (González-Reyes & Casanova, 2008; Robinson, 2004).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (González-Reyes & Casanova, 2008)
  • Three authors: (Rosu et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Richter et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuropsychology
ISSN (print)0894-4105
ISSN (online)1931-1559
ScopeNeuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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